7 Things you need to know about Surah Al Kahf
Surah Al Kahf holds a great importance to us. The Pophet Muhammad (saw) encouraged to take heed and implement this Surah into our lives.
1 Surah Al Kahf is a Makkan Surah, revealed somewhere between the 8th and 10th year of Prophethood.
It was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (saw) before the Hijrah/Migration to Madinah when the persecution of Muslims and Islam was at a peak.
2 Surah Al Kahf has 110 Ayahs and is the 18th Surah in the Quran
3 The Surah talks about 4 major themes:
The People of the Cave
‘(Remember) when the young men fled for refuge (from their disbelieving folk) to the Cave, they said: Our Lord! Bestow on us mercy from Yourself, and facilitate for us our affair in the right way.’
The story about the rich and poor
‘And (O Prophet) coin for them a parable: Two men, We made for one of them two gardens of vines and We surrounded them with date-palms and We placed between them tillage.’
The story of Musa (as) and Khidr
‘There they found a servant of Ours, to whom We had granted mercy from Us and enlightened with knowledge of Our Own.’
Dhul Qurnayn with Yajuj and Majuj
‘They said, O Dhul Qurnayn, indeed Gog and Magog are (great) corrupters in the land. So may we assign for you an expenditure that you might make between us and them a barrier?’
4 Reading Surah Al Kahf on a Friday will illuminate the reciter from one Friday to the next.
5 The Surah consists of 1557 words, 6360 letters and contains 12 Rukuhs.
6 Al Kahf means ‘The Cave’ and thus named after the story about the People of the Cave
7 Surah Al Kahf is a protection from Dajjal
‘One who memorised the first ten verses of Surah al Kahf will be secure against the Dajjal (Anti-Christ).’
May Allah help us make Surah Al Kahf a regular part of our Friday routine insha’Allah.
May Allah protect all of us from the Fitnah of Dajjal and forgive all of our sins. Ameen